UNIT – I
1. Hospital and it’s organization
Definition, Classification of hospital- Primary, Secondary and Tertiary hospitals, Classification based on clinical and non- clinical basis, Organization Structure of a Hospital, and Medical staffs involved in the hospital and their functions.
2. Hospital pharmacy and its organization
Definition, functions of hospital pharmacy, Organization structure, Location, Layout and staff requirements, and Responsibilities and functions of hospital pharmacists.
3. Community Pharmacy
Organization and structure of retail and wholesale drug store, types and design, Legal requirements for establishment and maintenance of a drug store, Dispensing of proprietary products, maintenance of records of retail and wholesale drug store.
UNIT – II
1. Drug distribution system in a hospital
Dispensing of drugs to inpatients, types of drug distribution systems, charging policy and labelling, dispensing of drugs to ambulatory patients, and Dispensing of controlled drugs.
2. Therapeutic drug monitoring
Need for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Factors to be considered during the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and Indian scenario for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring.
3. Community pharmacy management
Financial, materials, staff, and infrastructure requirements.
UNIT – III
1. Drug information services
Drug and Poison information centre, Sources of drug information, Computerized services, and storage and retrieval of information.
2. Patient counseling
Definition of patient counseling; steps involved in patient counseling, and Special cases that require the pharmacist
3. Education and training program in the hospital
Role of pharmacist in the education and training program, Internal and external training program, Services to the nursing homes/clinics, Code of ethics for community pharmacy, and Role of pharmacist in the interdepartmental communication and community health education.
1. Clinical Pharmacy
Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy, Concept of clinical pharmacy, functions and responsibilities of clinical pharmacist, Drug therapy monitoring – medication chart review, clinical review, pharmacist intervention, Ward round participation, Medication history and Pharmaceutical care.
2. Over the counter (OTC) sales
Introduction and sale of over the counter, and Rational use of common over the counter medications.
UNIT – V
Drug store management and inventory control
Organization of drug store, types of materials stocked and storage conditions, Purchase and inventory control: principles, purchase procedure, purchase order, procurement and stocking, Economic order quantity, Reorder quantity level, and Methods used for the analysis of the drug expenditure